Library challenges kids to read 1,000 books before kindergarten

Oxford Public Library (OPL) is trying to help children improve early literacy skills by offering a reading challenge: read 1,000 books before kindergarten. The library has joined a nationwide initiative called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” to get parents on board with reading to their infants and toddlers. OPL Head of Youth Services Kim Burean said […]

Public invited to community Good Friday services

For Christians, Good Friday is one of the most sacred and significant days of the year – the day their savior, Jesus Christ, sacrificed himself to atone for all of mankind’s sins. “It’s good for us. It wasn’t good for Christ,” said Jesse Holt, executive pastor at Christ the King Church in Oxford. “It was […]

Scholarship available for OHS grads pursuing vocational paths

Not every teenager is going to attend a four-year college or university after receiving their high school diploma. For some bright-eyed 18-year-olds, the path to future financial security and independence includes a vocational career, trade school, community college or apprenticeship. To help them achieve their dreams, Royal Roofing Company, based in Orion Township, has created […]

Free Methodist Church invites public to Easter, Good Friday services

Oxford Free Methodist Church invites all to join them at 6 p.m. for their Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” service April 14. It will be a self-guided personal time of reflection ending with Holy Communion. Easter Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on April 16. The church orchestra will play a medley of […]

Thar she blows: Wind breaks power line on Davison St.

Bob Swider, a journeyman lineman for DTE Energy and a 27-year veteran of the company, makes a repair on Davison St., near M-24, in Oxford Village where a power line broke during the high winds the area experienced on Thursday, April 6. According to DTE Energy’s online outage map, more than 2,500 customers in Oxford […]

Planning commission okays waiver for brewery’s roof sign

Downtown’s HomeGrown Brewing Company received special use approval to have a sign atop the roof of its front porch in a 6-0 vote of the Oxford Village Planning Commission April 4. The 14-square-foot sign will be made of wood with brushed silver lettering. It will be lit using two small light-emitting diode (LED) spotlights shining […]

Oxford Public Library Friends to hold book sale April 19-22

The Oxford Public Library Friends group is hosting a used book sale April 19 through April 22 in the Community Room at the Oxford Public Library. The Friends of the Library Members’ Only Presale is on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at the door. The sale opens to […]

Trail goes totes goats

A herd of 12 goats took to the Polly Ann Trail Saturday, April 8 to help nibble away at excess brush and invasive plant species. Many trail users paused to watch as the goats grazed away at brush between Burdick St. and Drahner Rd. “It feels fabulous to get these goats out here,” said Polly […]

Public safety

April 8: An Oxford resident, living in the 20 block of W. Burdick St., called village police at 5:28 a.m. to report damage to their vehicle. The caller stated that they had not driven their vehicle since several days prior to the call, but that they had come out to discover their windshield had been […]

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